Mind you, they’re not going to do this.
In Hamtramck, one City Council candidate is taking that idea to the extreme.
Richard Fabiszak has proposed that Hamtramck build a 12 or 14-foot wall around the city, keeping out Detroiters, and requiring state-issued identification to get in.
Via Instapundit. The candidate can be uncharitably, yet in my opinion accurately, described as ‘fringe:’ and things are not that bad in Detroit. Again, yet. However, there’s a reason why walled cities and towns were common during the Medieval era, and it’s this: fortifications work. Mind you, the proposed Hamtramck Wall wouldn’t stop artillery and/or armored cav; but against individuals with light weaponry and no air support it’d do just fine. If Detroit gets worse, this solution may end up looking better.
Still, hell of a thing when things have gotten this bad.